• legislative session January 29, 2022 9:16 pm

    Legislature to Start 2022 Session With Remote Meetings

    Connecticut lawmakers will hold public hearings and most meetings only by video conference during the first month of the 2022 legislative session due to the coronavirus. Senate President Martin Looney and House Speaker Matt Ritter, both Democrats, announced the plan Friday and said the remote-only policies will be reviewed again at the end of February. This year’s session begins Feb….

  • nursing homes June 12, 2021 8:58 pm

    Connecticut Legislature Addresses Nursing Home Deficiencies

    Some big changes are expected at Connecticut nursing homes in the coming months. From mandatory two-month supplies of personal protection equipment and full-time infection specialists to the ability for residents to have cameras in their rooms, lawmakers passed multiple bills during the regular legislative session that wrapped up on June 9. The changes attempt to address some of the deficiencies…

  • tolls January 31, 2020 11:55 pm

    Supporters & Opponents Get Heated Over Tolls

    Democrats and Republicans agree transportation infrastructure should be a priority in the state, but continue to remain split on how to handle it. A public hearing on the Democrats’ latest transportation plan Friday might be the last time the Transportation Committee hears arguments before the matter goes to a vote. Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration says transportation spending is outpacing...

  • law June 3, 2019 3:56 am

    Gov. Abbott Signs State Ban on Red-Light Traffic Cameras

    With the swipe of a pen, Governor Greg Abbott officially put the brakes on red light traffic cameras in Texas. Saturday, he posted a video showing him signing House Bill 1631, banning the controversial devices statewide.

  • Texas June 3, 2019 2:56 am

    Gov. Abbott Signs State Ban on Red-Light Traffic Cameras

    With the swipe of a pen, Governor Greg Abbott officially put the brakes on red light traffic cameras in Texas. Saturday, he posted a video showing him signing House Bill 1631, banning the controversial devices statewide.

  • Congress January 10, 2018 10:27 pm

    Vermont Senate OKs Legal Marijuana; Bill Heads to Governor's Desk Next

    Vermont is poised to become the first state in the country to approve the recreational use of marijuana by an act of the Legislature rather than through a citizen referendum.

  • California January 21, 2015 11:09 pm

    Mother: Aid-in-Dying Bill Carries Brittany Maynard's Legacy

    The mother of a young woman whose battle with brain cancer drew widespread attention to her desire to legally end her life with prescribed drugs in California appeared Wednesday in the state Capitol to push for aid-in-dying legislation.

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